Grab an Easter basket and some pastel clothing, because Easter and the Easter bunny are on their way! Whether you’re looking for a fun Easter Egg Hunt for the kids or brunch for the family so you don’t have to cook, we have compiled it all into one place for you.


Family Easter
Where: Living History Farms
When: 9 a.m. – Noon, March 30
Price: $9 for ages 2 and up, 48 for members
What: Celebrate Easter with an old-fashioned flair! There will also be ongoing egg hunts, baby farm animals, games, horse-drawn wagon rides, and more.  

Easter at Summerset
Where: Summerset Winery
When: 1 – 4 p.m., March 31
Price: Free
What: Spend your Easter afternoon at Summerset and go on an Easter egg hunt. Hunts will be divided into under 20 years old and over 21 years old.

West Lakes Hy-Vee Easter Event
Where: West Lakes Hy-Vee
When: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., March 30
Price: Free
What: Make your way to West Lakes Hy-Vee for an Easter egg hunt, treat, and a visit from the Easter bunny. 

Egg Palooza at Howell’s Pumpkin Patch
Where: Howell’s Pumpkin Patch
When: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., March 30, April 6, and 7
Price: $12 for kids, $10 for adults
What: Grab an egg carton and hunt for eggs without the craziness of a regular egg hunt. There will also be bathtub train, obstacle course, corn pool, photos with the Easter Bunny, and more.  

Where: Bailey’s Bark Park, Animal Rescue League of Iowa
When: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., March 23
Price: $10 – $25
What: Grab your doggo and head to the ARL to walk along the walking trail to find eggs, treats, and more. General admission is $10. Get the hoppin’ bundle for $25 and you will get admission, a digital photo, and an Easter basket.

Egg Hunts 

Glowtastic Egg Hunt
Where: Des Moines Children’s Museum
When: 6 – 8 p.m., March 23
Price: $10 for ages 1 – 10, free for infants, adults, and members 

Ankeny Community Easter Egg Hunt
Where: Hawkeye Park
When: 9:30 a.m., March 23
Price: free 

Doggie Easter Egg Hunt
Where: Ewing Dog Park
When: 10 – 10:30 a.m. (small dogs) and 11 – 11:30 a.m. (large dogs), March 30
Price: Free 

Egg Hunt on the Hill
Where: Terrace Hill
When: 1 – 2:30 p.m., March 23
Price: Free 

Special Egg Event
Where: 4250 114th Street, Urbandale
When: 3 – 5 p.m., March 23
Price: Free 

Easter Egg Hunt
Where: Waukee Centennial Park
When: 10 a.m., March 30
Price: Free 


Aj’s Steakhouse
When: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., March 31
What: Special Easter brunch with a basket of fresh bakeries. You can also enjoy a special Easter all day dining menu from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Easter Brunch Bingo at Smash Park
When: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., March 31
What: Enjoy a family brunch with prizes and bingo. 

When: 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., March 31
What: Special menu including baked goods, filet mignon, grass-fed lamb bacon mac and cheese, Hoq organic omelet, and more. Reservations are highly recommended. 

Opa! Italian and Greek
When: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., March 31
What: Enjoy an Easter buffet of fried shrimp, salmon OPA!, creamy chicken meatballs, pizza, bbq beef, pasta alfredo, dessert, and more for $24.99. Reservations are recommended. 

Mulberry Street Tavern
When: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., March 30 and 31
What: Indulge in a classic Mulberry Street Tavern Brunch. On Easter there will be a pop-up photo booth, perfect for a family photo. Reservations are recommended.

Destination Grille
When: March 31
What: Destination Grille is offering the Grand Brunch for Easter with a full menu lineup including a carving station, omelet station, breakfast pizza, crème brûlée French toast, and much more. It is $42 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under. Reservations are required. Parties larger than six must call the restaurant, others may reserve their spot here

Felix and Oscar’s
When: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., March 31
​What: Get all your favorite brunch items at Felix and Oscar’s Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet. It is $21 for adults, $11 for kids ages 4 – 12, and free for kids 3 and under. Reservations are encouraged.

When: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., March 31
​What: Enjoy an all you can eat brunch experience at Gilroy's on Easter Sunday. They will be serving many of their regular weekend brunch items like smoked ham, loaded crispy red potatoes and corn flake french toast, as well as some elevated offerings such as tri-tip steak with a cabernet mushroom cream sauce, shrimp alfredo gemelli, pineapple upside down cake and fresh strawberries. Reservations highly recommended!

Cha Cha's Hiland Bakery
When: Order by March 26
What: Cha Cha's Hiland Bakery has all your dessert needs covered with pies, cheesecake, cupcakes, cookies, and more. They also have rolls, buns, quiches, to cover all your Easter plans!